Pungava, Puṅgava: 5 definitions


Pungava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

puṅgava : (m.) a bull; a noble person.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Puṅgava, (puṃ+gava (see go), cp. Class. Sk. pungava in both meanings) a bull, lit “male-cow, ” A. I, 162; II, 75 sq.; Sn. 690; J. III, 81, 111; V, 222, 242, 259, 433; SnA 323. As —° in meaning “best, chief” Vism. 78 (muni°); ThA. 69 (Ap. V, 5) (nara°). (Page 463)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṅgava (पुङ्गव).—m.

(-vaḥ) 1. A bull. 2. A drug, commonly Mashani. 3. (In composition,) Excellent, pre-eminent. E. puṃ male, and gau a cow, aff. ac.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṅgava (पुङ्गव).—i. e. puṃs-gava, 1. m. A bull [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 3796. 2. As latter part of comp. words, Excellent, e. g. gaja-, m. A pre-eminent elephant, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 26. nara-, m. An excellent warrior, Chr. 21, 12.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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